Monthly Archives: July 2017

Movie News – Critic’s Notebook: At TCA Summer Press Tour, Fear of Failure With a Dash of Denial


The consensus after a week of the TCA summer press tour is that big changes are coming, but cable channels (and streamers) all seem to think the damage will be suffered by the others.

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Movie News – Anthony Scaramucci Already Out as White House’s Comms Director (Report)


The Mooch had a very up and down 10 days as communications director.

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Movie News – HBO Networks Hit by Cyber Attack, ‘Ballers’ and ‘Room 104’ Episodes Leaked Online


Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler confirmed that some of the network’s original programming was stolen as part of the cyber attack.

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Movie News – Buying Into Univision Might Be Muy Bueno for Liberty’s John Malone


The aggressive investor could be looking to supercharge efforts by his companies to provide Spanish-language content to an underserved domestic market that is 60 million strong and growing.

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Movie News – Sam Shepard Dies at 73


He won the Pulitzer Prize for his play, ‘Buried Child,’ was nominated for an Oscar for his role in ‘The Right Stuff’ and recently appeared on Netflix’s ‘Bloodline.’

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Movie News – ‘Game of Thrones’ Bosses Break Down Season Seven’s Most Important Encounter Yet


David Benioff and Dan Weiss explain the stakes of the central scene in “The Queen’s Justice.”

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Movie News – Discovery CEO on Scripps Deal: “We’ll Evaluate All” Networks


David Zaslav says the $14.6 billion transaction will create a “global content engine” as he and his Scripps counterpart Kenneth Lowe tout the benefits on a call with analysts.

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Movie News – The Pessimism of ‘Atomic Blonde’


It’s a battle of sincerity vs. cynicism between summer’s two female-driven action movies.

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Movie News – ‘Insecure’: The Story Behind the ‘Scandal’-Inspired Show Within the Show


Regina Hall and Scott Foley headline the fictional show, described as a mix of Shonda Rhimes’ fixer drama and slavery drama ‘Underground.’

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Movie News – HBO Responds to Anti-Slavery Show #NoConfederate Campaign


A grassroots campaign against the upcoming slave drama hit No. 2 on Twitter’s worldwide trending topics Sunday during ‘Game of Thrones.’

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